After a successful maiden edition of their Jazz Festival tagged “Stanbic Ghana Jazz Festival” in 2014 with Peter White, Stanbic Bank Ghana on Tuesday launched the second edition to be held at the Accra International Conference Centre from February 19 to 20 with celebrated Jazz musician, Earl Klugh as the headliner.
Earl Klugh will be supported by a number of local artistes including Arkah Blay, legendary Ebo Taylor as well as other upcoming Jazz musicians.
The two-day festival kicks off on February 19 with a limited ticket event and followed by an open show for the public on February 20.
The Thursday essentially would be the first one. It’s going to be maiden performance. The second one will replicate the first one but it’s an opportunity for people to have a double take.
The 2015 festival is a collaboration between Stanbic Bank Ghana, Vodafone Ghana, Delta Airlines, Graphic Communications, Quality Insurance Company and Buena Vista Homes.
Speaking at the media launch, Head of Marketing and Communications at Stanbic Bank, Mawuko Afadzinu in an interview with GhanaGist.Com said this year’s show is going to be very exciting and top notch.
“This year is much bigger. We are taking from a single act to a mini festival. There will be different dimension to it. You come to the International Conference Centre expecting a full experience. Earl Klugh is going to really send people to their groove. It’s going to be an exciting show,” he said.
Beyond Earl Klugh
He continued that, aside Earl Klugh, there are equally good acts on the night that will wow patrons.
“Beyond Earl Klugh, there will be several interesting acts performing. We have the mini festival theme, so we have a number of things to say at the Conference Centre. You have different lounges to go through even before the main event starts.”
Potential tourist attraction
Mawuko Afadzinu also mentioned to GhanaGist.Com that, the idea is to help create a potential tourist attraction for the show.
“The total experience that we are looking at must be world class comparable to any of the good Jazz Festivals around in the world and so we are looking to take this year’s festival to a level where it’s strong enough to start becoming a tourist attraction.”
Where to get tickets
Interested persons can purchase their tickets for the two-day event from any Stanbic Bank branch. Tickets can also be reserved at www.stanbicjazzfestival.com.
“We believe that it’s wonderful to get Earl Klugh, it is even more wonderful to get Ghanaians on the stage with Earl Klugh. It is going to be an exciting show.”